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Dow UCAR Emulsion Systems Announces Price Increases for Emulsion Products and Rheology Modifiers

Published on 2008-01-02. Author : SpecialChem

Cary, NC -- UCAR Emulsion Systems (UES), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, has increased the off-list prices on its emulsion products and rheology modifiers. Effective January 1, 2008, for all North American customers, UES will increase the price by US$0.03 / wet pound for all products in all chemistries, including acrylic, vinyl acrylic, styrene acrylic, and styrene butadiene latexes, EVOCAR™ latexes, NEOCAR™ polymers, and UCAR™ POLYPHOBE™ rheology modifiers.

These increases applies to all market segments, including architectural and industrial coatings, construction products, adhesives and sealants, and traffic coatings, and is in addition to the previously announced increase effective December 1, 2007. This action is precipitated by escalating natural gas prices as well as record prices for oil, methanol, ethylene and propylene, all of which are significant raw materials for these latex products. Customers interested in learning more about the price increases should contact their local Dow sales representatives.

About Dow UCAR Emulsion Systems

The Dow UCAR Emulsion Systems business manufactures and markets emulsions for architectural and industrial coatings, as well as for building products, textiles, traffic paint and adhesives. UCAR™, NEOCAR™, and EVOCAR™ latexes, and UCAR™ POLYPHOBE™ rheology modifiers can be formulated into a wide variety of products to enhance performance properties. Dow UCAR Emulsion Systems operates nine production facilities globally, including four facilities in North America.

About Dow

Dow is a diversified chemical company that harnesses the power of innovation, science and technology to constantly improve what is essential to human progress. The Company offers a broad range of products and services to customers in more than 175 countries, helping them to provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products. Built on a commitment to its principles of sustainability, Dow has annual sales of $49 billion and employs 43,000 people worldwide. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.

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